Kathy Charles Edinburgh Napier university

By | 1st June 2017

Kathy Charles Edinburgh Napier university

Kathy Charles

I am a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Head of Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University.

Teaching

I have been teaching since 2003.  I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  My teaching experience includes evening classes for adults, all years of undergraduate level teaching and assessment, overseas teaching, specialised MSc lectures, and PhD supervision.  In 2012, 2013, and 2014 I was nominated for Student Led Teaching Awards for Best Feedback and Best Tutor.  In 2015 I was nominated and shortlisted for Most Innovative Tutor and both of my undergraduate forensic psychology modules were nominated for Best Module.  In 2016 my third year undergraduate module Forensic Psychology 1 was nominated for Best Module.  In 2017 I was nominated for Best Tutor.

Kathy Charles Edinburgh Napier university

Current Teaching

Autumn Term

PSY10112 Forensic Psychology 2 (4th Year Undergraduate Level) – Lecturer

PSY10100 Honours Project in Psychology (4th Year Undergraduate Level) – Research Supervisor

PSY09103 Individual Differences 2 (3rd Year Undergraduate Level) – Lecturer and Tutor

PSY07103 Introduction to Psychology (1st Year Undergraduate Level) – Tutor

Spring Term

PSY11103 Advanced Forensic Psychology (Masters Level) – Course Leader

PSY10100 Honours Project in Psychology (4th Year Undergraduate Level) – Research Supervisor

PSY09113 Forensic Psychology 1 (3rd Year Undergraduate Level) – Course Leader

Examples of Previous Teaching

2014/15/16 Guest Lecturer for the University of Southern Mississippi on their British Studies programme.

2015 Guest Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde for their undergraduate forensic psychology module.

2014 Lecturer at Hong Kong Space University delivering Edinburgh Napier’s module social psychology 2.

2013 Guest Lecturer at Heriot Watt University for their undergraduate forensic psychology module.

2007 – 2010 Guest Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University for their MSc Forensic Psychology and their undergraduate module in forensic psychology.

2007 – 2010 Part of a PhD supervision team for a candidate at Glasgow Caledonian University who successfully completed her thesis.

2005 – 2007 Designed and delivered 10 week and 6 week evening classes in forensic psychology at the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde.

Kathy Charles Edinburgh Napier university

Public Engagement

I enjoy public engagement and I see it as an important part of my job.  I have been involved in public engagement for over 10 years and most of the work I have done falls into one of three categories: science festivals; working with authors and journalists; and giving public talks and lectures.

Some Previous and Forthcoming Public Engagement Activities

2017: U3A, East Lothian.  A talk titled: The Biology of Offending.

2016: Bloody Scotland – Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival.  Chairing a session on: Sex and the Internet with Helen Fitzgerald and Brooke Magnanti.

2016: The Dunbar Science Festival.  A talk titled: The Science and Psychology and Aphrodisiacs.

2015: Edinburgh Skeptics – Skeptics on the Fringe.  A talk titled: Fat Love, the world of feederism and erotic weight gain.

2015: U3A, Edinburgh.  A talk titled: Offender Profiling.